A few short years ago, the thought of converting to 48V electrical architectures was seen as not much more than a promising idea. Today, the global auto industry knee-deep in a broad-scale movement to integrate 48V technology into traditional powertrains, beginning with luxury vehicles but on track to filter down to mass-market cars as well. 48V mild-hybrid technology now is the electrification entry point for many of the biggest automakers as they hurry to meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations in key markets around the world, with those models expected to account for up to half of the world’s annual electric vehicle sales over the next decade. Also behind the shift is the growing power requirements of today’s automobiles, which is driving development of a range of new 48V-compatible motor-generators, driveline components and other systems.

This report looks at the state of 48V technology and where it is headed, which systems and components are likely to move to the higher-capacity electrical architecture next and OEM and supplier strategies to address the market. It contains a detailed global forecast for 48V mild-hybrid vehicles, an insightful survey of industry insiders, a Wards Intelligence scorecard on which companies are leading the charge in the field and Q&As with high-ranking executives at several of the key players.

CONTENTS:

OVERVIEW

  • FORECAST: 48V MILD-HYBRID MODEL COUNT BY REGION
  • DIESEL OUT, 48V IN
  • 48V APPLICATIONS BROADENING
  • FORECAST 2028: NUMBER OF 48V MODELS N. AMERICA
  • P CONFIGURATIONS % GLOBAL 48V PRODUCTION
  • INDUSTRY NOT ENTIRELY SOLD ON 48V
  • WHAT % VEHICLE IN U.S. TO HAVE 48V SYSTEMS BY 2025?
  • WHICH IS GREATEST HURDLE TO CHANGEOVER TO 48V?
  • 48V MILD-HYBRID TECHNOLOGY IS…
  • GRADING GLOBAL OEMS

TECHNOLOGY

  • BIGGEST DOWNSIDE TO 48V MILD-HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
  • APPLYING 48V
  • P CONFIGURATONS % GLOBAL 48V PRODUCTION
  • LIKELIEST DRIVELINE POSITION TARGET
  • POWERTRAIN COMPONENTS MOST LIKLEY 48V TARGETS
  • OTHER COMPONENTS MOST LIKELY TO SHIFT TO 48V
  • POCKET-SIZE 48V BEVS EMERGE
  • 48V ASSISTS COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

MARKET

  • FORECAST: 48V MILD-HYBRID VEHICLE SALES BY REGION
  • FORECAST: 48V MILD-HYBRID MODEL COUNT BY REGION
  • GERMAN AUTOMAKERS LEAD WAY
  • BY COUNTRY, WHICH OEMS WILL LEAD 48V ROLLOUT?
  • WHICH MARKET WILL SEE VOLUME 48V PENETRATION FIRST?
  • FORECAST 2028: NUMBER OF 48V MODELS IN EUROPE
  • CHINA TO BE SINGLE BIGGEST MARKET
  • FORECAST 2028: NUMBER OF 48V MODELS IN CHINA
  • WHICH AUTOMAKERS MOST LIKELY TO ADOPT 48V TECHNOLOGY?
  • WHICH AUTOMAKERS LEAST LIKELY TO ADOPT 48V TECHNOLOGY?
  • FCA LEADER AMONG U.S. AUTOMAKERS
  • FORECAST 2028: NUMBER OF 48V MODELS IN NORTH AMERICA
  • FORECAST TOP 10 AUTOMAKERS IN 48V SALES

AUTOMAKERS

  • BMW
  • DAIMLER
  • FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES
  • FORD

 

AUTOMAKERS (Cont.)

  • GEELY/VOLVO
  • GENERAL MOTORS
  • HONDA
  • HYUNDAI-KIA
  • PSA GROUP
  • RENAULT-NISSAN-MITSUBISHI
  • TATA/JAGUAR LAND ROVER
  • TOYOTA
  • VOLKSWAGEN GROUP

SUPPLIERS

  • AVL
  • BORGWARNER
  • BOSCH
  • CONTINENTAL
  • DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES
  • EATON
  • FEV
  • GKN
  • HELLA
  • MAGNA
  • MAGNETI MARELLI
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
  • SCHAEFFLER
  • SEG AUTOMOTIVE
  • TENNECO
  • VALEO
  • ZF

Q&As

  • BORGWARNER’S SCOTT GALLET
  • CONTINENTAL’S KREGG WIGGINS
  • DELPHI’S MARY GUSTANSKI
  • GENERAL MOTORS’ TIM GREWE
  • SCHAEFFLER’S MATTHIAS ZINK

APPENDIX

WARDS INTELLIGENCE 2019 48V TECHNOLOGY SURVEY

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